domenica 8 gennaio 2012

Glenn Hauser logs January 8, 2012

** FRANCE [non]. Despite RFI having canceled all its English broadcasts on SW, it joins some other ex-SW broadcasters, such as Prague and Slovakia and Israel, in being `preserved` thanks to WRMI relaying WRN: UT Tue-Sat 0500-0600 on 9955 according to the latest schedules (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 17745, Sunday Jan 8 at 1519, Sudan Radio Service is again on today, weak signal in Arabish, via UK; was much better yesterday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENINGN DIGEST)

** U S A. 9385, fair and fading Jan 8 at 0642, Overcomer Ministry via WWRB has failed again to switch to night frequency, 3185, vacant, at the moment a non-Brother Scare preacher, // WWCR 5890 but about two seconds behind it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330-CUSB, Jan 8 at 1419, WBCQ in dead air again, instead of Rod Hembree`s Good Friends Radio Network/Radio 2:11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15580, Jan 8 at 1415 big open carrier, fading in weak tone test for a few sex, cutting it abruptly, and off the air a few sex after that. Typical behavior of VOA Greenville-B tuning up hours prior to a later broadcast (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 21600, Jan 8 at 1419, preacheress on poor signal, rough modulation, and carrier is wobbling; from WHRI, registered daily 14-15, but I think only on air Sundays. If propagation were better, might have brought with it the nasty spur field we have heard before from it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN [and non]. 9660, Jan 8 at 0643, about equal mix between VR and RA; the latter is listed as the 10 kW Brandon transmitter at 00-08, also 10 degree azimuth, while VR is on 9660 at 0230-0700, the final semihour in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VENEZUELA [non]. News reports said Hugo Chávez would resume his `Aló, Presidente` TV show Jan 8 after more than 6 months off caused initially by his cancer treatments. In the meantime, RHC has kept the imaginary Sunday block on its schedule:

América Central   13680 22 14-18 UTC 
Caribe            11690 25 14-18 UTC
América del Sur   15370/17750 19/16 14-18 UTC 
América del Norte 13750 22 14-18 UTC 

And has kept running 13750 on Sunday mornings only with its own programming, again Jan 8. Certainly no Venezuelan relay as early as 1400, or even 1517, but included DX program En Contacto at 1435-1450, interviewing visiting Venezuelan DXer Willian Gómez (his fourth trip to Cuba).

Recheck at 1630-1700+ finds 13750 is still on but only with variety of vocal music, so must be standing by for Hugo; carriers on 17750 and 15370, but no signals on 13680 and 11690. Maybe the show website
which has been dormant since last summer, except for auto-updates on the date displayed, will have something new? Yes,
but nothing about exactly when it will start, let alone end, and there is no live video feed yet by 1650, while 13750 is still music-filling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)